September has arrived, and with it comes Back-To-School, shorter days, and longer pants! But September is also National Baby Safety Month. Make sure to do all you can possible to keep your little ones safe. Making sure their safe isn’t just a priority in September, but it’s a great way to bring awareness to common concerns for all the new moms out there.
Here are some simple tips for all you moms out there.
For all you moms out there make sure to put those hot straitening or curling irons away!! Babies love to get into everything and hanging cords are a definite attraction. Don’t let little mistakes like the flick of a button cause your baby harm.
It may sound silly but your dishwasher could be more harmful than you think. They are easy access for kids to get into dangerous soaps and chemicals, along with sharp knives and forks. Put a lock on your dishwasher and you never have to worry about this dreadful danger.
Do you own a pet? Well surprise to all you moms out there, babies love eating things they shouldn’t. Small kibbles can pose a serious choking hazard for babies. Water dishes can also pose a drowning danger to babies that lack the arm strength to push their head up if they fall in—babies can drown in as little as an inch of water. Always pick up pet food and water, or keep it in a gated area away from baby’s reach.
Recalls are most common for children’s products because there are much more stringent safety regulations imposed on them. Many parents purchase their baby furniture and equipment long before the little ones arrive (or are given items as hand-me-downs). Always double check for recalled products before using them—especially if you’ve received hand-me-downs or purchased from garage sales.
We discovered these recently recalled items at ConsumerSafety.org that should be returned or discarded:
We hope we inspired you to keep your precious ones safe and sound this month, and always! Don’t let little things turn into big ones because you aren’t being careful with your little ones.